The 75th session of the Indian History Congress has started in the chilly winter on Sunday in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, New Delhi.
The Vice President of India, Sh. Mohammad Hamid Ansari has inaugurated the 75th Jubilee Session of the IHC which will held from 28th-30th December, 2014.
About 2000 scholars and historians from India and abroad are going to present papers on Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, Archaeology, Contemporary History of India and Countries other than India covering political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspects of the subject.
Historians from across the nation
IHC is witnessing an arrival of numerous historians from all parts of the country including Assam from North-East, Karnataka and Kerala from the South and Uttarakhand from the North. Public Institutions including Reserve Bank of India, National Archives, Rampur Raza Library and Sahitya Academy have attended the IHC function.
Professor B.D. Chattopadhyay, General President of the session, also delivered his speech at the inaugural session.
Various eminent scholars and historians including Prof. Indu Banga (Ex-President of IHC), Prof. Sudha Pai (Chairperson, Reception Committee, IHC, JNU), Prof. Sudhir K. Sopory (VC, JNU), Dr. Rakesh Batabyal (Organising Secretary, IHC) also shared the dais at the inaugural session.
Since its inception in 1935, the IHC is committed to provide a platform to critcially anaylse and debate the various issues related to the Indian History in a changing and contemporary environment.
There are numerous prizes for best papers presented at the IHC for their respective sections.